Gas for cleaner transport


Road transport Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) emit 20-25% less CO2 than conventional cars. They are especially adapted to fleet vehicles (buses or garbage trucks) in urban areas, thanks to their low impact on air quality. SO2, NOx and carbon monoxide emissions can all be significantly cut by switching from oil to gas in the transport sector. While CO2 emissions could be cut by nearly 50%, SO2 emissions could be cut a thousand-fold, contributing to the improvement of air quality and reducing health problems in urban areas.

Maritime transport ship-owners have been the forerunners in LNG-fuelled ships and the interest in such solutions is growing globally. LNG may in the next decades become a reference fuel for some segments of the shipping industry (inland ferries and offshore supply vessels). Concerns about local air quality in harbours and along coastlines, as well as new environmental rules from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), are likely to be the key drivers of this evolution